Long-Range Planning

A division of the Island County Planning & Community Development Department. Long-Range Planners are responsible for:

  • Maintaining and updating the County's Comprehensive Plan
  • Developing subarea plans through active community engagement
  • Informing stakeholders and encouraging participation in the planning process
  • Proposing changes to the Island County Code
  • Establishing County-Wide Planning Policies
  • Coordinating land-use planning efforts between local jurisdictions and the County
  • Planning for projected population growth and allocation by jurisdiction
  • Making recommendations regarding the adjustment of Urban Growth Boundaries
  • Working with staff to identify issues relating to County Code and permit processing
  • Creating County maps through use of GIS software
  • Administrating the County's PBRS program
  • Processing Water System Review applications
  • Promoting regional partnerships on land use and transportation issues
  • Updating the Planning Department website
  • Answering inquiries from the public

Long Range Planning Staff

Brad Johnson
PO Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-7972


Meredith Penny
PO Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-7807


Nathan Howard
PO Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-7993